Friday, December 28, 2012

Negative thoughts show up in the darnedest places

Negative thoughts show up in the darnedest places: excess weight, sick, exhaustion, not enough money, addictions, anger ... None of us are exempt to negative thinking though with quick interventions & repetition - healthy thoughts lead the way. An opportunity to learn quick interventions (taught by me).

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Wishing you a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sense and Sensitivity

Hello Readers,
This article's subject, 'sensitivity' is near and dear to me prompting me to share it with you. I believe teaching/ education and inspiration are elements to understanding and improving our lives. Perhaps this topic doesn't fit for you though you know someone it might, please share.

Sense and Sensitivity

They tear up at phone commercials. They brood for days over a gentle ribbing. They know what you're feeling before you do. Their nerve cells are actually hyperreactive. Say hello to the Highly Sensitive Person—you've probably already made him cry.

Excerpts: "Today, science is validating a group of people whose sensitivity surfaces in many domains of life. Attuned to subtleties of all kinds, they have a complex inner life and need time to process the constant flow of sensory data that is their inheritance. Some may be particularly prone to the handful of hard-to-pin-down disorders like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia"

"Internalized by a highly sensitive child, ridicule can snowball into depression. Likewise, a “Nice job!” atop a book report might not seem like a game-changer, but to a sensitive child a little encouragement can have outsize effects, motivating a child to reproduce that behavior—say, by studying well for the next test. School and parenting practices can dramatically shape the development of highly sensitive children, who can thrive spectacularly in a mildly encouraging classroom or struggle endlessly in a slightly discouraging one, while a non-sensitive child would wind up about the same regardless of slight variations in the environment."

(Long article - an excellent read; in addition, Elaine Aron's Highly Sensitive Self-Quiz)

Continue to Sense and Sensitivity by clicking on the photograph

Questions or comments are welcome! Being an HSP myself and a therapist I specialize in alternative therapies addressing issues accompanying the gifted and creative mind. 

Friday, December 7, 2012


She observes this dance ... their movements becoming synchronized with the music, their steps seem effortless.

Wishing she could dance; she’s asked and declines.

The thought of what it’s like to dance “like no one is watching” keeps her hoping for another opportunity.

As the music comes to the end and the next song is to be played...
Life asks her to dance yet one more time ... and she freezes.

One’s legacy lives ... regardless of the steps we choose.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Reciprocation: to give and to receive

His life has been good. There’s been the ups and downs however he’s weathered them well; in fact he’s the go-to person for his friends and family, their rock. 

One day while walking his dog he fell and hurt his shoulder. A visit to his doctor, nothing was found; he was told it would heal with time. The days and weeks turned into months, all while the pain increased. He returned to the doctor, this time an MRI found his neck was broke. A surgery was date set. Each day closer to surgery, the anxiety amplified. 

He updated his family and friends on Facebook. Well wishes, prayers and healing thoughts of many commented to his plight. 

Typically our thoughts run a muck, they might include, Why me? What did I do to deserve this? I don’t have the time/ money for this! When we experience traumatic pain, our system (body/ mind/ spirit) is compromised. We believe vulnerable equates helplessness and being out of control. Fear and anxiety of the unknown surmounts; admitting any of this is too much. At times, God isn’t enough. We’d never admit that either. 

And then …

A voice known not by many sent him a private message: “May you accept the power of healing thoughts and prayers that your friends and loved ones are offering. Perhaps you've been 'the one' to do for others and not ask for help - this pain has been/ is a catalyst for you to receive. You are loved.”

The nurturers, caretakers and rescuers are readily available to others needs and ignore their own; they are the self-appointed managers of the Universe, they don’t ask for help.

Our lives have been designed by balance: this occurs with reciprocation. Reciprocation is to give and to receive; imagine life without one or the other. For some of us, this can be a painful learning experience. 

Allowing someone to help us is honoring their goodness, ours and our creator.

Wishing you well!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stomp the A.N.T.'s (Automatic Negative Thoughts) Class

 A fabulous opportunity to learn about your thoughts and methods to change them! Budget friendly too! Stomp the A.N.T.'s (link is Richland Parks & Recreation for more information and registration. Questions? Give me a call at 509-585-9683

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


The other day I was driving my little old lady friend to the grocery store. I was engaged paying attention to her sharing. Unexpectedly, she pointed to the roof of a home — and requested that I start noticing roofs. Hmm.

This little old lady is almost 78 and is filled with pearls of wisdom. As I broadened my view to include roofs, I noticed other things ... some that I take for granted.

Like the fog. Some complain how it closes us in. Another view to consider: the fog becomes a temporary canvas for us to look up and have the white background magnifying the things we might normally overlook. 

I am often astounded how we are provided pearls in life.

They are always there ... when we are.

Reprint from Food For The Soul, Glenda Gibbs


Monday, November 19, 2012


Have you heard the story about Pain, Blame, Shame and Fame? 

Pain, Blame and Shame were always attempting to be the same as Fame.

Sometimes it was just easier for Pain, Blame and Shame to give up and wait for the right day. With luck, maybe someone would help them. The days came and went... and so did the years.

Sometimes they felt as though they were on the right track — they told each other so. They believed they were happy ... yet they believed true happiness would be euphoric when they caught up with Fame.

The last it was known their persistence gained momentum with the addition of Regret, Doubt and Not-Enough.

And their pursuit continued.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

STRESSED? 8 Minute Meditation


8 Minute Meditation for you!

Over 10,000 have used this meditation, makes for a better day!